so uh I know you need art related asks to your art blog but the ask button is closed so I hope you don't mind me asking here. so as an artist, do we have a right to decline commissions?? because someone commissioned me a lot of money, but they never treat me right and just as a "put in money get art" kinda thing, and I'm stressing because I have school and other things so I don't know what to do and I'm honestly freaking out
It’s not closed. Hasn’t been for some time.
At any rate, I don’t mind answering your question here, though.
My advice: you don’t owe this person squat. Return their money – you do not owe them your service if they don’t treat you well. Don’t accept the commission, put your foot down, and let that be that.
Do you expect a waiter to serve somebody if that person berates them and treats them like crap? The answer is “no.” You ABSOLUTELY have the right to decline service.